Dec 10, 2012 2:00pm PST
contributions to society, however. for more on the story is daniel fisher. welcome inside "the war room." >> hi. >> you know, dan, we're glad you are here. we have a real image of who these people are. it is sort of like a boo radley thing. but what was the one take away from meeting with the koch brothers that changed you? >> i got to admit i didn't have much of different idea going in because they have always been pretty up front about their politics. so it was a mystery to me actually the perception of them. because i think i get what makes them tick. >> you know their politics. they support ending the war on drugs, support gay marriage and these things are really at odds with the candidates they want. >> yes this is a question i get a lot. if they are libertarian and pro economic rights and freedom, why do they support right-wing candidates? they are more libertarian, i would say. >> and that's what they have seen. although you have been up close with them, certainly than just about anybody in the press, any journalist. we were talk about unions in the last segment.
Dec 17, 2012 4:00pm PST
talking about the mental health aspect of the shooting in newtown connecticut. now we'll bring in daniel fisher, thank you for joining us. people are wondering was this because of autism or asperger's, there is speculation as to what lanza's condition is, people don't even know yet but if he had those conditions, would that be part of the reasoning for the shooting or not at all? >> no, really not. certainly we all want to know why did this happen, but there is no increase in violence with people diagnosed with asperger's or autism. just no evidence that there is an increase or with people labeled or diagnosed with a mental illness. more frequently they're victims. more frequently they're victims than perpetrators. >> cenk: i can understand how they would be victims more often, and obviously something we have to be careful about. but there has to be some mental illness that we should be concerned about. i mean, do you think--it seems that the kid was off in some way. i think that's a natural reaction for people to have, and then we wonder what is it? in this case we don't know what it is